Left lane loafers: Stop blocking traffic and get out of the way

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Author: Linda Robertson, Miami HeraldLike roadkill decomposing on the pavement, so are the days of our lives wasted in traffic congestion. A primary thief of those precious hours — lost not only to the clock but in lifespan shortened by mental anguish — is the left lane loafer. You know and loathe the type. The left […]

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AAEES-WEF Fall 2017 Semester Review

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During the 2017 Fall semester, the Florida International University WEF and AAEES student chapter participated in regional and national events. In October, more than 20 students from the FIU WEF and AAEES student chapter attended WEFTEC in Chicago. This was the largest number of students representing a single university to attend WEFTEC and the largest […]

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FIU Bridge Engineering on National Public Radio- Academic Minute

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Atorod Azizinamini, Florida International University – Accelerated Bridge Construction FIU Bridge Engineering on National Public Radio – Academic Minute Bridges are a vital part of transportation, but they’re in need of replacement. Atorod Azizinamini, professor and chair of accelerated bridge construction at Florida International University, examines three repair methods. Dr. Atorod Azizinamini was appointed by […]

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Spring 2018 CEE Graduate Course Offering Change

Professor Fuentes will offer CWR 6125-Groundwater Hydrology on Mondays, 5:00 PM to 7:40 PM this 2018 Spring Academic term. The previously announced graduate course on “Surface Hydrology” will not be offered this coming term.   CWR 6125 Groundwater Hydrology (3). Physical properties, equations of flow/mass transport, saturated/unsaturated zone, wells, pumping tests, quality/contamination control, analytical solutions, […]

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Survived cancer, now off to grad school

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Imagine being more than halfway through college and then getting diagnosed with cancer. Alexander Alvarez didn’t have to imagine it; he lived it. This past weekend, Alvarez graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s in civil engineering, but the journey here was anything but easy. While in his junior year, he got a diagnosis that would […]

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Building hurricane-proof roofs

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An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane. Arindam Gan Chowdhury has patented a concrete roofing system that aims to replace the hundreds of individual shingles or barrel tiles, not to mention thousands of nails as well as plywood sheathing and wooden […]

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Transportation leaders visit FIU’s federally designed research facilities

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart made a stop last week at the College of Engineering & Computing. During their visit, they toured FIU’s Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) and the Wall of Wind (WOW). Both the ABC-UTC and the WOW are federally designated research centers that allow for the study […]

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EWB Fundraising Event

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  On October 19th, 2017 the Engineers Without Borders- FIU Chapter held a professional fundraising event at FIU’s Engineering Center. The main goal of the event was to raise funds for the chapter’s International Water Supply Project. Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a national non-profit organization focused on empowering communities and ultimately building a […]

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Testing bridged for safety after major hurricanes like Irma

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After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. Would the structures be safe to cross for drivers anxious to get back home? Would relief efforts be impaired due to damage caused by massive winds? Fortunately, all 42 bridges that connect the mainland to […]

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Building better bridges: An FIU professor is leading the nation’s efforts to make infrastructure safer

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Written by Alexandra Pecharich  FIU has designated five university programs as “preeminent,” a recognition of high-caliber, collaborative work that generates unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and meaningful engagement with the external community while expanding the university’s financial base. This is the first in a series of articles that explores these programs in greater depth. Click here to […]

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